Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Basil, Chicken and Hard Boiled Egg Macaroni Salad Recipe plus 7 Other Amazing Chicken Recipes

Mar 24, 2016

Basil, Chicken and Hard Boiled Egg Macaroni Salad Recipe plus 7 Other Amazing Chicken Recipes

A delicious side to any meal! Also perfect for lunch, BBQ's or picnics in the park!

A delicious side to any meal! Also perfect for lunch, BBQ's or picnics in the park! Basil, Chicken and Hard Boiled Egg Macaroni Salad Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



Happy spring everyone! Spring makes me think of picnics and BBQ's! Although it's still a little cold to be doing both of those activities, I have an amazing pasta salad recipe to share for now, or when it's nicer outside! I also have seven other delicious chicken recipes from my blogger friends and you can find links to those after my recipe! After last month's theme of lemon recipes, chicken was the perfect choice for this month's theme!

Macaroni salads are perfect for picnics and BBQ's! They are super versatile and you can pretty much make them with any ingredients you have in the fridge or pantry! I picked up a rotisserie chicken from Sam's Club the other day and used the leftovers in this recipe. It really can't get much easier. I always have extra cooked pasta in the fridge for this Tomato and Cucumber Pasta Salad that my daughter takes for school lunch. The cooked macaroni also works great for whipping up pasta salads like this as a last minute side for dinner.

This pasta salad is quite spectacular! The basil gives it a nice burst of fresh flavor and you can't go wrong with hard boiled eggs. They are seriously my favorite in pasta and potato salads. This makes a smaller batch, but it would be great for a crowd when doubled.

I'm especially looking forward to have BBQ's in my backyard this summer. I bought a Habitat for Humanity house a little over 2 years ago, and this summer we are fencing in the backyard for privacy, putting in a patio and an electric fire pit! I can't wait to have company over, relax and eat some good food! After planting cherry and apple trees the last couple summers, it's time to get the yard finished! It was a blank slate when we started, so this is exciting!

I hope you enjoy this salad and also the recipes from my blogging buddies! You won't be disappointed!!

Basil, Chicken and Hard Boiled Egg Macaroni Salad

by Sheena
Ingredients (4-6 side servings)
  • 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 cup chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for one hour prior to serving.
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A delicious side to any meal! Also perfect for lunch, BBQ's or picnics in the park! Basil, Chicken and Hard Boiled Egg Macaroni Salad Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

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10 comments:

  1. This salad makes me want to go on a spring picnic. It's the perfect side dish.

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  2. This is honestly the prettiest and tastiest looking macaroni salad I have ever seen! Well done!

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  3. I love the use of basil in this salad ... bet it adds a wonderful zip of flavor.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

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  4. I agree this is the prettiest I've seen! Love a good potato salad, and simpler is better :)

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  5. Love the added protein from the hard boiled eggs.

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  6. Love this version of an egg salad! So smart to add in chicken and basil. :)

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  7. Gosh! This looks really good and so easy to prepare. i love it!

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  8. Such a creative dish! I never would have thought to combine all these tasty ingredients!

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  9. What a perfect dish going into the warmer months!

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